Saturday, March 30, 2013

I used my new App RunBeatRun today - it's gorgeous outside and I took advantage of it and it felt wonderful!! (And by the way this Android app is great; very simple to use and you can even create your own intervals!) However, when I got back home I wanted to calculate the calories burned during my 3 interval BPM walk. I have an app to determine calories burned but you need to enter the distance you walked in order for it to be accurate. So I went to another app to see what my distance was but this app needed to know how many MPH you went as opposed to BPM. Oh--how confusing!!

I Googled this and found a chart that goes by steps taken, or BPM, and what the MPH would be based on BPM. Here is the chart and there is a pretty involved article that goes along with it. Here is the site:


LEVEL 1: VERY INACTIVE: 80-100 steps per minute = 2 mph (30 minute mile)

LEVEL 2: LIGHTLY ACTIVE: 120 steps per minute = 3 mph (20 minute mile)

LEVEL 3: MODERATELY ACTIVE: 130 steps per minute = 3.5 mph (17-18 minute mile)

LEVEL 4: ACTIVE: 140 steps per minute = 4 mph (15 minute mile)

LEVEL 5: VERY ACTIVE: 150 steps per minute = 4.3 mph (14 minute mile)

LEVEL 6: EXCEPTIONALLY ACTIVE: 160 steps per minute = 4.6 mph (13 minute mile)

LEVEL 7: ATHLETE: 170 steps per minute = 5 mph (12 minute mile)

LEVEL 8: ATHLETE: 180 steps per minute = 5.5 mph (11 minute mile)

LEVEL 9: ATHLETE: 190 steps per minute = 6.0 mph (9-10 minute mile)

The article is well worth a read...and if any of you out there have a different or easier way to calculate all this, please share!!

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